To start in St. Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles?

The question was: I notice on the Camino Forum that some people prefer to start their Camino walk from Roncesvalles, as opposed to starting from St. Jean Pied de Port. What is the main reason for this? The pilgrim’s guidebook I am reading recommends starting from St. Jean Pied de Port. Read this conversation on…

Why do so many start in Saint Jean Pied de Port?

The question was: Considering the complications to get to S.Jean Pied de Port, especially for anyone landing in Spain or coming from Spain/Portugal/Southern France, I always wonder why so many of these people want to start their Camino in SJPP! I remember that when I was a hospitalera, I always gave a “congratulations” type comment…

To cross the Pyrenees or not?

The question was: I will be undertaking my first camino and begin from St Jean on the 21st April..I have just read somewhere you should be a experienced hill walker to cross the first stage of the camino…which i am not and have not had much time to train etc. Im 29 and reasonably fit….